strife-torn Manipur, it was a day of jubilation on Thursday when 11 of its
candidates cleared the UPSC civil services examination 2010 along with 23 other
northeastern students. Manipur is the most troubled state in the region where
insurgency is part of one`s daily existence.
The successful candidates include grand-daughter of veteran Congress leader of
Manipur and the oldest member of Parliament, Rishang Keishing. Almost all these
candidates studied in Manipur but for higher studies branched out to other
cities, including the national capital.
Poor law and order situation was one of the key issues why they moved out.
Haulinalal Guite from Churchandpur district and now staying in New Delhi, stood
tallest among them ranking 33. "I am so happy. The credit goes to my parents and
the almighty," gushed Guite (23) whose parents are doctors in Delhi.
Guite, who completed his bachelor`s degree from St Stephen`s College, New Delhi,
said, he studied for about five hours every day. A resident of Upper Lamka, he
is the second from Manipur to be among the top 50. In 1999, R.K Dinesh Singh
from Imphal ranked 11.